Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
Energy and Renewables
As the fourth largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the U.S., Ohio is one of the largest energy users in the country. Clean, homegrown technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, can transform Ohio’s economic and energy future. For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, at least three dollars are saved on energy costs, while also creating Ohio jobs in manufacturing, construction, research, and design. Ohio’s universities, utilities, training centers, and businesses are also helping propel the state forward through investments in wind, solar, and other renewable technologies.
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Energy and Renewables - Latest News
April 27th, 2010
Thank you to all of our supporters and members for a fun and successful Clean Energy Lobby Day! We would like to thank everyone who helped us on a rainy, wet lobby day on Tuesday because it would not have been possible without all of you. While together we have made our voices heard about clean energy in Ohio, our work is far from being done. We have seen coal mine tragedies, unprecedented oil spills, all of which are reminders that our fossil fuel dependence is dirty, expensive, and even deadly. Read More
February 4th, 2010
The Buckeye State is leading the pack in Clean Energy Jobs! The Council of State Governments recently ranked Ohio as Number One in the nation for green job creation, with nearly 2,500 jobs created or retained through home weatherization. Jennifer Miller, conservation program coordinator for the Sierra Club’s Ohio Chapter, was interviewed with the Public News Service.
Click here to listen to Jen Miller’s radio interview, which was featured on radio stations statewide.
December 21st, 2009
The Ohio House passed House Bill 7 on Wednesday, December 16 , which establishes energy efficiency standards for state funded building projects. HB 7 will benefit Ohio’s environment and save taxpayers dollars. Stay tuned for more information after the new year as we look to the Ohio Senate.
November 5th, 2009
On behalf of a large coalition of consumer, industry, and environmental advocates, our staffer Jen Miller recently testified to the Residential Construction Advisory Committee in support of stronger efficiency standards in residential construction.
September 19th, 2009
Representatives from the Ohio Sierra Club, Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, and the Ohio Building Codes Coalition have been nominated for the Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award. The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance presents an annual award to honor positive action in energy efficiency.